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Pleasant Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1207 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 7, 2014

I've gone here since kindergarten, and up until junior high the school was great! However, in junior high and highschool people are a lot more rude to one another and bullying is very common. While I was never bullied, I was also never included, and I think that was the case with a lot of students. Teachers are usually good, with the exception of nearly all math teachers. They seem to not really care, which is sad because math is very important. Most all English and science teachers are great, along with most all other subjects. The counselors are nice, the two principals I have talked to are too, and the nurse is great. The main problem is just how stuck up most of the students are, along with the problems that come with that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2014

This school prides itself on high test scores and an outstanding school band. Athletics are improving greatly at the cost of quality teachers in the math department. In my experience as a parent, I would say that the principal, though friendly, is unwilling to take steps to correct this problem. Similarly, there are teachers who seem to dislike teaching and are not interested in encouraging their students' success in the classroom. We chose this school for its high test scores and learned that at PVHS, this is not always an indicator of quality teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

This is an excellent school, lead by and excellent principal. The school provides a nurturing environment conducive to learning as well as the social development of its students. I have been very impressed and would encourage any family considering a move to the area to take advantage of the superb experience Pleasant Valley HS has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

My son attended PV this last year, and all I could say was that it was an excellent experience. The standards of education as well friendliness and after school activities make this school one of the best in the mid west.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

I went to school at P.V. a long time ago but as a parent now I would send my children there in a heart beat if we were still living in the area. They have great activities to keep kids busy and the education is top notch, although I wasn't and outstanding student. P.V. is a great school and I wish I could send my children there as well.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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604 Belmont Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: (563) 332-5151

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